No locking gas cap? The car has central locking. The flap is locked - not the cap!
Gas mileage worse than an SUV? Which SUV are you talking about, a Japanese 4 cylinder turbodiesel? Exactly what mileage figures are you getting? Even with a very, very poorly tuned engine, you'd be hard pressed to do worse than 5 km/L in any SAAB.
Only front wheel drive? Uh, aren't almost all SAABs?
This person sounds like he's had either the odd lemon or a bad dealer experience, and is really nitpicking the car. Or the dealer's retaliating for how he's treating them.
I agree with the prior two comments. I cannot take this person's review seriously.
It sounds like this person got burned by the dealer and the service department since he claims the service dept cannot locate the wiring for the power mirrors. How can they not locate the wiring? Also what he meant by gas cap was the fuel door leading to the gas cap. I also found it odd that a car of this price did not have a button to open the gas door as most cars have these days. For some reason Saab opted to go the traditional way of just opening it manually.
They don't need a "button" to open the fuel door.
When the vehicle is locked, the fuel door is locked also.
When the vehicle is unlocked the fuel door is unlocked too.
Do you really need for it to pop open a little bit for you too?
My 9-3 Sport Sedan has never had a single problem, and has only been back for scheduled maintenance.
As for the gas mileage, I often get 37-38 MPG on the highway. See a vid on YouTube of another 9-3 doing the same MPG!
I averaged 31.5 mpg per gallon on a recent 750 mile round trip in my 2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible, which is equipped with an automatic transmission. I consider that very good fuel economy.
I can't say enough good things about my 9-3. I love it!
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